Consumer Credit

February 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Consumer Credit

Total consumer credit increased by $18.4 billion, (B) in December, below the consensus estimate of $20B. Non-revolving credit advanced by $13.3B while revolving credit moved-up by $5.3B. November’s consumer credit was revised upwards by $2B [...]

Employment: Initial, Continuous Jobless Claims and Net Job Creation

February 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Employment: Initial, Continuous Jobless Claims and Net Job Creation

Seasonally adjusted, (SA) initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 9,000 to 221,000. The four week moving average (4WMA) was 224,000, 17.0% lower than for the same period last year. Moody’s economist project an unemployment [...]

Employment by Industry

February 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Employment by Industry

The economy created 148,000 jobs in January, 38.5% of these were in the Goods producing industries and 61.5% in Service providing sector. The total number of seasonally adjusted (SA), non-farm people employed in the U.S. [...]

The Baltic Dry Index

February 7th, 2018|Comments Off on The Baltic Dry Index

The three month moving average (3MMA), of the Baltic Dry Index (BDI), for January fell 5.7% to 1,413 month on month (m/m). On a 3MMA year on year basis, (y/y), the BDI was 40.8% higher. [...]

Oil and Gas Rotary Rig Counts

February 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Oil and Gas Rotary Rig Counts

Active U.S. rigs climbed for the second week in a row per Baker Hughes. The total number of operating rigs in the U.S. the week as of February 2nd was 946, 765 oil and 181 [...]

Currency Report

February 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Currency Report

The dollar Broad Index posted a reading of 94.35 on February 2nd, its lowest point since June 2015. Over the past 12 months, the dollar broad index has ranged between 94.35, (today) and 101.88, (February [...]

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